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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rusty and Red, Retired!


This painting - "Rusty and Red, Retired," is the latest lesson for the watercolor class in Wapakoneta.  They know that, periodically we have to have our old truck fix,(or at least I do!)  so here is the latest.

The source photo came from an internet friend, with permission of course, and the painting is 9" x 12" , painted on Canson 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper with mostly Holbein watercolors.

I used a generous amount of salt on this one, perhaps too much, but I wanted to give the impression/illusion of overgrowth/weeds, trees, etc.

3 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

It is beautiful, Barb!! You are fabulous with these old vehicles. Love the glint of light on the inside of the window frame on the open door.

Barb Sailor said...

Hi Sherry - Thanks so much for the encouragement. Hope you have a great weekend!

lesliepaints said...

I sense this old truck could talk, Barb! Love the contrasting headlights. It gives this old truck a face and some character.